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Kevin Custer, NCARB

Kevin Custer, NCARB

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US

 

About 

Everyday should be used as a learning experience.

Employment 

Louis + Partners Design, Bath, OH, US, Architect

Contracted originally as a freelance project designer and later hired as a full-time employee for this design and branding firm.
- Responsible for drafting schematic design drawings for franchisee/corporate review
- Detailing millwork and finish layout diagrams
- Drafting construction/permit/bid documents
- Traveled for field measuring, photo documentation of existing building conditions
- Ensuring corporate standards are properly implemented into construction documents
- Responsible for multiple projects/franchises simultaneously with tight deadlines

Mar 2011 - current
 

KC Design Solutions, LLC, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US, Architect/Owner

Throughout various stages of my professional and educational career, I have tried to expand my knowledge of the architectural profession through as many different project types as possible. I decided to try to use my skills and knowledge as a free-lance architectural drafter as full-time work became scarce and realizing that very few firms worked in the many different areas of architecture that I wanted to pursue. After multiple firms utilized my services to assist in the Design Development, Construction Document, and Presentation Rendering phases of restaurants, fitness centers, office build-outs, courtroom remodels, as well as residential designs, KC Design Solutions, LLC was created.
www.kcdesignsolutions.com

Mar 2011 - current
 

Creo Design, Inc., Bath, OH, US, Project Designer

My responsibilities in this firm included working directly with the principals and clients through every step of the project.
- Assembled/customized marketing packages, interview presentations and leave-behinds
- Assisted in schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration
- Attended weekly project meetings to not only field questions and update statuses of the projects, but also to document meeting minutes for use by the project team.
- Responsible for establishing a Revit template and office standards based on previous CAD office standards
- Developed working models in Revit for construction documents and renderings used for construction signs, the client's fundraising boards, and client's marketing

May 2007 - Nov 2010
 

Education 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, Masters, College of Architecture

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, Bachelors, College of Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2008
 

Awards 

Charles E. Peterson Prize, 2nd Place

Awarded 2nd place as a member of Kent State University's team for the documentation of the historic Camp Manatoc in Peninsula, Ohio.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills